Monday, January 4, 2010

Dear Michigan,

Dear Michigan,

Hello state, how ya doing? Well, I've been better, to be honest.

We need to talk. You know I love you, right? I mean REALLY love you. I may not have been born here but my heart is here and it has been as long as I can remember (sorry about that one summer when Soda and I were on that "California Girls" kick. It was me, not you, honestly.) But lately, well, lately I don't feel like you have been returning the love.

Now I know there isn't much you can do about the economy, and I'm not trying to blame you for that. You were hanging with the wrong crowd and it pulled you down along with them but I still won't blame you for that. You are still young and impressionable and things happen. But there are other things that I'm just not sure we can work through long term.

I mean, it's awesome the way I can point to my hand to show people where I live. But I just didn't understand why you would stick with your friends on this economy thing but NOT get in on that whole global warming thing. I mean, two summers in a row we only got to use the pool twice because it was so cold at night all summer long. You really picked the wrong band wagon there, Michigan. And you owe me for 55 gourd plants, not to mention all the veggies that never got past two inches tall. Thanks to your refusal to run with the Global Warming gang we weren't able to grow our own veggies this year. And considering the whole "Bad Economy" gang you have been running with those veggies would have been a big help.

So, I hate to admit it but... I've been thinking of seeing other states. Oh come on, don't cry! I still love you, I'm just not sure I am IN LOVE with you. I don't think anything will ever really break us up. We have been through too much together to just give up. But... I've been talking to Tennessee and Oklahoma a lot lately. I don't want to hurt you but I am still young! I need to explore my options.

And you know, there are things I will always love about you, like the lack of chiggers.

I'm glad we were able have this talk.

Oh, and could you do something about these temps? -18 wind chills? Seriously? This is not the way to keep the heat going in a relationship.



  1. oh that made me giggle... Its not just cold in MI though.. It's cold everywhere. Though I do agree -18 is a bit over the top!

  2. Yeah, same song, just another state...watching the snow blow past my window horizontally. I cannot get the temp in this house above 65--and we burn wood!!! Old house, bad insulation, yada, yada, yada. Horsies are crying at the gate "We want iiiiinnnnnn!". Cats come up to eat and drink and disappear back into the barn. Inside cats refuse to go near a door. I refuse to go near a door......sigh. They want food and water and out or in or whatever. This, too, shall pass. At least it is not ninety in the shade with 90% humidity.......

  3. I had the same conversation with Illinois some years ago..

    I'm sending you a virtual blankie. :)